Can we close the gender gap in mathematics? Lessons learned from Secondary Schools in Ethiopia

This study will explore gender gaps in mathematics for secondary students in Ethiopia. Data for this study will correspond to subsequent evaluations of the Supporting Transition of Adolescent Girls through Enhancing Systems (STAGES) project, implemented in Ethiopia’s Wolaita Zone of the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). The purpose of this paper is two-fold: a) to gauge the gender gap in mathematics performance and b) to understand which elements within the STAGES intervention are having a positive impact in math outcomes for girls. Overall, this study will allow us to reflect more critically on what we can do to improve the situation of girls in secondary schooling, in relation to mathematics.

Published: April 2019

Author(s): Fernanda Gandara, School-to-School International

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